I can’t believe we are already in the last few days of January, I sometimes wish I had ‘Bernards Watch’ to halt time just a little every once in a while! I hope you have all had a brilliant start to 2015, full of positivity, motivation and a chance to already make some special memories.
I have been using a variety of products this month, some old and others as a new trial. They range from hair and beauty products, food items and household gadgets! I have listed my favourites for January below and would love to hear if you have tried any of these. Are any of these your favourites or do you have any recommendations?
No7 Lip Crayons -£8.00
I received this pack of two high-shine lip crayons from the No7 range at Boots as a Christmas gift. Both shades in this pack are colours I would have chosen myself, so this was a bonus. The colour names of these crayons are Day Dreamer and Delicate Pink and they both have a sort of shimmer effect. One is a soft and delicate nude colour which still allows the natural colour of your lips to come through. It is possible to layer this colour for a more heavy coverage too. The second crayon gives a nice pop of pink without being too overpowering. These lip crayons are really moisturising and glide on with ease. They are suitable shades to wear both day and night and I think they would match any complexion.
Celebrity Big Brother 2015
This years CBB for me has been by far the most entertaining of all the series so far. I have never actually laughed out loud so much at a reality TV show. I also cringe and cover my eyes and ears a fair amount too! There has been times where Cami Li’s bad attitude and shrill voice alongside Perez Hilton’s wiggling tongue does get a bit much, but I always go back for more the following evening. I continue to be intrigued by what antics the housemates will get up to next. Katie Hopkins continues to vent her very black and white opinions on life and individuals inside the house on an hourly basis. Although this can be funny to watch, there are times I feel she is clearly bullying others and I don’t condone this at all. Poor Alicia Douvall and Nadia Sawalha have often had to bare the brunt of her vicious tongue, but I am glad they had the strength to stand up to her too, go girls 🙂 Although Perez is disliked by both many of the viewers and housemates, he isnfor sure is to thank for much of the entertainment and classic one liners. It really has become the ‘Perez Show’! I also think he is spot on with the description of the nasty ladies in the house naming them the ‘mean girls’. I love the Twisted Fairytale theme of this series, providing a magical but sinister household, not to mention the eerie eye logo, suggesting anything but happily ever after. Muahahaha…thats me doing an evil laugh; CBB really has had me well and truly glued to the box this month.
Hunter Wellies – £75.00
I was lucky enough to get a pair of Hunter welly boots for Christmas and its true to say I have barely had them off my feet! I got the short classic welly in navy and some cream micro fleece welly socks to wear inside. The socks are a brilliant added extra, which I would definitely recommend for this time of the year. Not only do they add a contrasting colour to the boot with the cuff folds, but they are also so snug which most welly boots are not. The short classic style is based on the iconic taller boot but just shorter. Hunter have a strong reputation for durability and comfort and I completely agree, I feel like there a forever boot! To find out more about the different Hunter boots available and to find a stockist near you click here.
Linwoods Flaxseed and Nut Mix – £5.79
Linwoods are a health food company and they have created a variety of milled superfoods which can be added to any meal and at any time of the day. These are all nutritionally beneficial to support both a balanced diet and active lifestyle. I have been using the ‘Flaxseed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts & co-enzyme Q10’ mix, which is a healthy and natural addition to my breakfast meal, not to mention delicious too. This pouch of goodness contains Omega 3, Selenium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin E. These are all vitamins and minerals that are naturally derived from the ingredients included. There is added co-Q10 which has been added to this, which is an antioxidant which is made naturally in the human body but the production of this decreases with age and may be low in people with certain conditions or genetic disorders. This product is gluten free and contains no added sugar. Click here to view this and many other Linwood products available online or in supermarkets near you.
Yours Truly Organics Balancing Toner – £19.00
I was kindly gifted this toner at a blogging event last November and I was keen to give it a fair trial before commenting. I have actually loved using this since day one and my opinions haven’t changed at all. 99% of the ingredients in this facial toner are from natural origin which is really reassuring when using this on a daily basis. From packaging to product you can feel the quality, and I think this is going to be my staple toner from now on. Both make-up and other environmental factors effect our skin and this is designed to refresh, smoothen and return the skin to its ideal pH with regular use. I use this 1-2 times daily and I feel like the witch hazel and Aloe really calms my skin and has healing properties. The bottle has a spritzer attachment which makes it easy to spray directly onto the skin or onto a cotton pad for application. You can find this toner and other products from Yours Truly Organics here.
WizScrub Cloth – £4.99
This is my new favourite household gadget! My mum introduced me to this scouring cloth, its magic and a must for any domesticated human! It can be used on non-stick cookware, stainless steel and other delicate surfaces. Although it has great scrubbing ability, it is gentle on surfaces and this clever mesh material is even machine washable. I would never usually use a scourer on my cooking pots or my glass cooker top, but this can be used on both without causing any damage. I enjoy cleaning and cooking when I have the energy to do so, and it is even better when you have the right tools. I highly recommend this ‘wash-up wiz’, head over to Lakeland in store or online and get involved!
I first came across this British artist when having a mooch around youtube one afternoon last year and I instantly liked her vocal qualities and unique sound. Her music includes both covers and original tracks and I really believe this singer/songwriter is set for great things within the music industry. It seems becky has already become an internet hit with over a million youtube views, two EP’s selling on iTunes and a motivational tweet about her talent from Ed Sheeran. I am hoping to see one of her live performances sometime this year and am looking forward to hearing more of her original and quirky material. Check out Becky CJ here to keep updated with the future of this talented lady.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed reading my January Favourites post and I look forward to reading your comments.
Much Love, Chantelle x